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A dry stout brewed with Rappahannock River oysters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (102) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Pours a delicious black, almost coal like in colour with a creamy head. Has an aroma of coffee to it but not very strong. A hint of chocolate in the taste with a bit of fizz but not a great deal. Overall a nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (2570) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2014
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass, displaying a nearly opaque, black/brown hue, with some ruby highlighting at the base, persistent, creamy & frothy head foam, and all kinds of cling from the waves, ribbons, & spots of lacing. The nose was roasted & malty, with a lightly briny/dockside scent, and a touch of molasses sweetness. The taste added a moderate, roasted, earthy, & lingering hop bitterness, with average carbonation, a better than medium body, and a nice silkiness to the mouthfeel. A very flavorful Stout with just a hint of the sea to make it interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (449) - HUNGARY - SEP 13, 2014
Színre és illatra egy angol-ír típusú stout jegyeit hordozza magán, fekete testén szivacsos habfedél pihen meg egy keveset, alóla pedig pörkölt gabonák szalmás szárazsága kandikál ki. Belekóstolva aztán tovább szövődik a stoutos karakter összetettsége, ahogy a vékony étcsokoládés és enyhe kávés komponensek a korty elején és közben selymesen olvadnak össze a lágy testben. A herkentyűs hangulat leginkább a végjáték során, az utóízében érhető tetten, amint az osztriga megfoghatatlan karaktere sejtelmesen krémesíti, füstöli, sózza, vajazza meg a stoutos alapokat, ahogyan éppen a fantáziánk szeretné. Ezt a folyamatot tehát leginkább a specialitás tudatának ténye színesíti meg ennyire, az viszont kétségtelen, hogy a különleges összetevő diszkrét bája óhatatlanul is sajátja e főzetnek. Minden bizonnyal nagyszerű kísérője lehet a tengeri ételeknek, leginkább persze a főszereplő fonálkopoltyúsnak, attól azonban távol állok, hogy ezt gyakorlati tapasztalatokkal igazoljam. Jómagam megelégszek a ténnyel, hogy a jó öreg Flying Dog egy újabb gyöngyszemét kortyolgatom éppen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2014
I have to admit, I was somewhat terrified to try this beer. Oysters to me taste like rich delicious meaty goodness crossed w/ the most terrible fishy taste I can imagine making them both appealing and repulsive--which is somehow worse than them just being repulsive. Thankfully, I do not taste oysters in this beer. (Perhaps by brewed w/ oysters they mean they boys at Flying Dog were just chillin’ w/ their oyster boys while they brewed this something, I dunno.) In any case, this is a fairly average stout, I’d say: medium sweet, medium roast character, medium carbonation and medium bodied w/ no off flavors or anything wrong going on at all. It is a bit raisiny w/ slight chocolate and coffee notes. I had my wife taste it--she is a great lover of oysters--and she feels it would be a perfect match for them so, you know, try the combo if you like to partake and let us know how you feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
"i dog this style and this one fits the bill, though not elite or anything. Slightly more brine in the aroma than taste, but present in both. Otherwise a nice malted chocolate and roasted malt stout. Light to medium bodied and pleasant."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1485) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Bottle from Beer Heroes stand at Nantwich Beer Festival 2014. Pours a black colour, strong chocolate aroma and taste, roast malts, thick mouthfeel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tectactoe (2330) - Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle: Deep brown pour, appearing almost jet black in the glass. Light-tan head bubbles up & recedes quickly to a foamy collar. Aroma of slightly milky chocolates, mild cream, moderately roasted malt, perhaps a little dry coffee, & very light licorice. It takes kind of thin; a little watered down. More black licorice, a lot more dry roast, notes of slight ash & char coming out as well. Not getting any of the aromatic sweetness or cream. No signs of oysters, either. Relatively thin body. Smells like a sweet milk stout. Tastes like an overly charred dry stout. Just decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Black body with a thin white head. Roasty coffee like aroma and a flavor of deep coffee with a smooth slight salty roast. Medium bodied and clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkinWell (290) - - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a dark maroon black. Pepper, spices, earthy malts. Hints of cocoa, dark fruit, and salt. A really wonderful oyster stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1203) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2014
Black body with a reddish hue. The light-brown head is small but very long-lasting, and it laces the glass well. Strong, sweet and malty aroma with tons of dark caramel and chocolate. Quite dark roasted with mild coffee. Heavy roasted and strong flavour of dark caramel and chocolate, soy sauce in the finish and fruity hints. I’ve never(!) had oysters, but I assume that they are causing the notes of salty soy sauce. Quite much sweetness initially, despite the dry finish, and there is also a light bitterness. A bit watery mouthfeel, but it’s smooth and dry, so fairly pleasant. Soft carbonation. Good stuff!
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

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